We are all sitting on the shores of the Colorado in the early morning light, waiting for our kayaks to arrive.
John, our guide, lets us know they should be here within half an hour, but in the meantime, would we like to go hike up a slot canyon to some natural hot springs?
As we walk, the canyon walls become more narrow and the stream of water grows warmer around my feet. We scale some boulders and come to a ten foot ladder.
As we reach the top we find a warm pool of crystal clear hot spring water that is perfect for wading and relaxing. It feels so good on your skin, and soothes tired muscles from our morning hike.
I notice that the canyon continues upward, and ask if I can explore further. John lets me know that it’s no problem, but does warn that the water gets hotter the higher up you go.
The water was definitely hotter than I expected.